Kōrero: Introduced land birds

Little owl food (2 o 2)

Little owl food

House sparrows are sometimes the prey of little owls. The owl was introduced to help curb the numbers of small birds like sparrows, but they more often eat lizards, mice and invertebrates.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10037596
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - House sparrows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17175/little-owl-food (accessed 16 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015